Break the morning fast and take your nourishing breakky bowl – acai, green smoothie, porridge or muesli to the next level with these toppers that are jam packed with nutrients that will help you workout hard, better, stronger and recover.
Coconut – Packed with fatty acids that help boost your metabolism and help with weight loss rather then pack it on like saturated fats. Coconut flakes, oil, butter also are high in fibre which help slow the release of blood sugars into the body.
Goji berries – A known healer and nutrient packed food. Goji’s are loaded with antioxidants that help weight loss, boost immunity, balance hormones and improve eyesight. Nice sweetener to add to any bowl.
Hemp seeds – Around 50% protein and loaded with fibre. These seeds will help your muscles repair and with added bonus of omega 3’s to help any inflammation in the body. Also to its credit it’s loaded with magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus.
Chia seeds – More essential fatty acids then salmon and full of antioxidants, protein and packing an anti-inflammatory punch for any post work out sweat – we are in love with the mini seeds.
Pumpkin seeds – Packed with minerals, omega 3’s zinc and protein. They say it’s the only seed that is alkaline. Helps fight inflammation in the body and is the perfect crunch for your bowl.
Bee pollen – One of natures true superfoods bee pollen is about 40% protein and packed with antioxidants. Help digestion, boost immunity and is high in B vitamins so is a perfect topper for vegetarians in need of a vit B boost.
Banana – A favourite fruit – helps regulate water balance in our bodies due to its high levels of potassium and also contains levels or iron that will help you work out harder and stronger by building up red blood cells in the body. Happy hormone tryptophan will also keep you smiling after eating one of these bad boys.
Berries – Perfect natural sweetener to top off any bowl all berries are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that will help strengthen your immunity, fight inflammation and help detoxify the body.
Sesame seeds – Tiny but so good for your body. Healthy fats are in check and so is antioxidant rich Vitamin E. They help strengthen your bones with high levels of calcium and will help you recover and get a good nights rest with it’s high level of magnesium.
Almonds – Love all things to do with almonds – roasted, smoked, natural, tamari and don’t even get us started on our love for almond butter. They help keep your stress levels down due to magnesium and will help repair your skin and keep it looking fresh with collagen building Vitamin E.
Move, sweat and nourish your body.
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[photo cred: Lee from America via well + good]